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Updated at 6 p.m. to add more links.

U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker has struck down Proposition 8, California’s 2008 ban on same-sex marriages, finding it unconstitutional. It’s the latest battle lost in the conservative Christian war on gay marriage — see my July 22 post for other recent examples.

The L.A. Times reports that this could lead to a federal precedent;.CNN reports that opponents of same-sex marriage — including members of the Church of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) — plan to appeal this all the way to the Supreme Court. It’s not yet clear whether California will resume same-sex marriage ceremonies in the meantime. For more on the legal specifics, check out Religion Clause’s analysis.

Here are some more links to faith-related coverage of this news. Share your thoughts — and any other interesting links that I should add — in the Comments section below.

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